2021 hurricane season

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LA Citizens says reinsurance & cat bonds to take majority of $461m Ida loss

Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation has reported an estimated loss from hurricane Ida of around $461 million, but thanks to its low retention on its reinsurance tower and its catastrophe bonds, the residual market insurer will only retain $35 million. At a Board meeting held last week, Louisiana Citizens staff updated read the full article →

NFIP’s early Ida estimate suggests no reinsurance or cat bond losses

According to our sources, an early estimate of the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) losses from hurricane Ida suggests that its reinsurance program and catastrophe bonds are less likely to face any impact from the catastrophic event. As we'd previously explained, the National Flood Insurance Program, which is administered by the read the full article →

Pamela threat to Mexico’s World Bank cat bond reduced, as forecast weakens

Yesterday, as tropical storm Pamela was intensifying in the Pacific and heading for a landfall in Mexico, the forecasts at the time were suggesting Pamela would quickly become a hurricane and then intensify to major category 3 or stronger before landfall, which suggested that Mexico's World Bank facilitated IBRD / read the full article →

LA Citizens occurrence cat bonds marked down again on Ida loss expectation

Two outstanding per-occurrence catastrophe bond tranches sponsored by Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation have been marked down much further on some broker pricing sheets in the last week, with secondary market bid pricing now implying a market expectation of a significant loss of principal. Secondary cat bond broker pricing sheets show read the full article →

Ida reinsurance recoveries significant for some, backup cover likely needed

Information from sources suggests that some primary insurance carriers are likely to recover significant amounts from their reinsurance arrangements after hurricane Ida, while a number of insurers are likely to exhaust their reinsurance towers completely, and some catastrophe bonds remain exposed. We understand some brokers have been telling their clients just read the full article →

NFIP’s reinsurance & cat bonds on-watch following RMS estimate

A hurricane Ida industry loss estimate update from RMS has put the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) reinsurance counterparties and catastrophe bond investors on-watch for potential losses, as the estimate suggests the traditional reinsurance component at-least is likely to attach and face losses. Late yesterday, catastrophe risk modeller RMS updated its read the full article →

RMS lifts hurricane Ida estimate to $31bn – $44bn, adds northern flood losses

Catastrophe risk modelling firm RMS has now added a further $6 billion to $9 billion of insurance and reinsurance market losses to its industry estimate for recent hurricane Ida, adding the expected flood toll further north and taking the total estimate range to $31 billion to $44 billion. RMS' estimate is read the full article →

Hurricane Ida industry loss pegged at $32.2bn by Jefferies

Analysts at investment bank Jefferies said this morning that they estimate the insurance and reinsurance industry loss from recent hurricane Ida will be around $32.2 billion, taking the 2021 catastrophe loss year-to-date run-rate far above the average. August's catastrophe events, including hurricane Ida which was the largest of the year so read the full article →

AIR lifts top-end of hurricane Ida loss estimate to $30bn, to include floods

Catastrophe risk modeller AIR Worldwide now says that hurricane Ida will cost the insurance and reinsurance market between $20 billion and $30 billion, an estimate that now includes private market inland flood insured losses. AIR's first industry loss estimate for hurricane Ida was for the wind and storm surge impacts of read the full article →

Ida will be one of the costliest U.S. mainland hurricanes: Aon

Hurricane Ida is expected to become one of the costliest tropical storm impacts ever to affect the mainland United States, according to insurance and reinsurance broker Aon. The industry has been absorbing the reality of hurricane Ida over the last week or so, as industry loss estimates steadily rose and the read the full article →